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Otter Creek Black IPA | Otter Creek Brewing

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
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862 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Traditionally untraditional, Black IPAs—also known as Cascadian Dark Ales or American Black Ales—originated here in Vermont under the auspices of American craft brewing pioneer Greg Noonan. This rich, delicious brew fuses pronounced hop aromas and darkly roasted malts in a style born in the Green Mountains.

60 IBU

Added by jlpower on 10-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
270
Ratings:
862
pDev:
11.02%
Bros Score:
3.73
 
 
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Gots:
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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.4/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

**
02/17/2013

Parking lot, Post Hockey. Bottle.

AROMA: Hops,Petrol
LOOK: didn't see much…..drank from bottle.
TASTE: Tar. Bread. Pretty flavorful and alcohol is masked well for an IPA.
FEEL: Medium body . some Liveliness

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3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep brown, settles in the glass black. Left a light tan that dissipated quickly, leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell has hints of coffee and smoke.

Not getting much IPA in this black IPA. Hop character has almost no presence, flavor is dominated by an earthy smoked character and coffee backbone. The mix works really well. Roasted bitter takes the finish, fairly dry.

Thinner than I expected it to be after the pour, medium light bodied, medium carbonation, slight residue left behind, but mostly clean on exit.

Not a bad black IPA, but not the best I've had either.

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3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Otter Creek has made it's final run of Black IPA and Copper Ale

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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Otter Creek Black IPA from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 862 ratings
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